Job Opportunities

Research Associate (Energy And The Environment)

The Energy Studies Institute (ESI) is a research institute in the National University of Singapore seeking to advance the understanding of energy policy issues by conducting independent research and analysis. We are looking for researchers to join a multi-disciplinary team carrying out research projects on a range of energy issues that are of concern to Singapore and the region.

The Energy and the Environment Division has a vacancy for researcher in the fields of systems engineering, mathematics, operations research, management science, energy or other related quantitative research fields.


  • Possess a Bachelor or Master Degree in the fields of systems engineering, mathematics, operations research, management science, energy or other related quantitative research fields.
  • At least 1 year of research experience in any one of the fields listed above.
  • Demonstrate good understanding and interest in energy and environmental issues, such as energy supply, demand and trade, energy efficiency and climate change.
  • Relevant experience in optimization modelling tools, data analysis and computer programming.
  • Familiar with energy system modelling, e.g. in power systems and industry systems.
  • Have a strong written and oral command of the English language.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.

Job Scope

  • Support the development of energy system models for Singapore and the region, including data collection and analysis.
  • Participate and contribute to research projects undertaken by the Institute.
  • Cultivate networks, initiate collaborations and prepare funding proposals.
  • Carry out administrative tasks, including the organising of seminars, workshops and conferences, and other tasks assigned by the Head of Division.

Application Process

1.  Applicants are invited to email their applications to, consisting of:
2.  A completed application form (please click here to download the application form). Please ensure you complete all sections of the form and submit it to us in MS Word or equivalent editable formats only. If a section is not applicable to your application, please state ‘NA’.
3.  A covering letter setting out your motivations for applying to ESI and what you will bring to the institute;
4.  Curriculum Vitae;
5.  List of two references;
6.  Certifications (in PDF format);
7.  Expected salary;
8.  NUS-personal-data-consent form (please click here to download the application form);
9.  The closing date for applications is 31 December 2018. You may wish to check with your referees that they have submitted their references before the closing date.

Additional Application Information

1.  Only fully completed applications will be considered (including submission of the three letters of reference).
2.  Please keep your email and attachments below 10MB by zipping any large files. Emails larger than 10MB will be rejected by our email system.
3.  The appointment is conditional upon approval by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Ministry of Manpower granting you an Employment Pass or other applicable work passes.
4.  We regret that only successful candidates will be notified (via email). Candidates who do not hear from the University within 10 weeks after the closing date of the advertisement may assume the position has been filled.